Golden Gaytime

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Golden Gaytime (Cookie Crumble in New Zealand[1]) is a popular ice cream snack, made and distributed by the Streets confectionery company in Australia, and first released in 1959.[2] It is a toffee and vanilla ice-cream dipped in compound chocolate and wrapped in honeycomb biscuits, on a wooden paddlepop-stick. Its name has survived intact regardless of the possible homosexual connotations in modern decades.[3]


On 4 August 2015, Streets announced the release of Golden Gaytime ice-cream tub format in addition to its usual popsicle stick format.[4] On 7 September 2016, Streets announced the release of Golden Gaytime cross Cornetto cone – named Golden Gaynetto – in addition to other formats. In 2017, Streets released a Golden Gaytime ice-cream sandwich named the Golden Gaytime Sanga ("Sanga" being Australian slang for sandwich).[5]

In 2017, the flavours Gaytime Unicorn, Pina Colada and Choc Mint McMint Face were introduced.[6]


The company appears to embrace the camp name by retaining the tagline from the 1980s, "It's hard to have a Gaytime on your own". The in-home boxes feature the words "4 delicious chances to have a gay time".[7] In 2009, Streets started re-airing a television commercial from the 1980s.[8]

Cultural impact[edit]

The double meaning of the name is highlighted in The Bedroom Philosopher song, "Golden Gaytime".

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Chung, Frank (14 October 2016). "Kiwis don't know how to have a Gaytime". Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-28. Retrieved 2012-07-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Review / John McGrath. "Garden of earthly delights". The Adelaide Review. Archived from the original on February 7, 2006.
  4. ^ Whiting, Alexandra (4 August 2015). "Golden Gaytime in a Tub Is a Reality! But Not Because of the Fans". PopSugar. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Streets announce official release of Golden Gaytime Sanga". 26 October 2017. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Golden Gaytime launches fresh flavours".
  7. ^ "Box design of golden gaytime". Retrieved 2010-01-10.
  8. ^ 2 maart 2009. "Golden Gaytime". YouTube. Retrieved 2010-01-10.